2020 Democrat: 'My DM's are open and I actually read & respond'

2020 Democrat: 'My DM's are open and I actually read & respond'
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Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) John RyanThe Hill's 12:30 Report: House panel approves impeachment powers Tim Ryan debuts 'album' on Spotify to pitch 2020 platform 2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the September Democratic debate MORE (D-Ohio) let voters know of a way to interact with him regarding his long-shot 2020 presidential bid: Twitter. 

"Little secret. My DM's are open and I actually read & respond to messages," Ryan tweeted Sunday.

Ryan is one of more than 24 Democrats seeking the party nomination. The native Ohioan is running on a message of creating a system that works "for all Americans," and on a story of growing up in the Rust Belt.

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Ryan qualified for the first debate and will face nine of his challengers Wednesday night, including Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' MORE (D-Mass.).

Ten more candidates will debate on Thursday night. 

To qualify for the next round of debates, Ryan will need to gain more individual donors and reach at least 2 percent in recognized polls to meet the Democratic National Committee standards. 

The crowded field grew even larger Sunday with the addition of former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) who announced his candidacy for the White House.